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Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd

Napier, New Zealand
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About Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd
We are a family owned and operated Local Tour company. We specialize in private local tours, including Cruise Ship Shore Excursions. These tours offer Sightseeing, Art Deco, City history, also Wine and Brewery Tours. This is truly a fantastic region to visit. Napier was completely destroyed in 1931 by a 7.8 earthquake, and rebuilt in the style of the day, mainly Art Deco and Spanish Mission. Napier, along with the Hawkes Bay region, has been a secret for too long, discover it today with us.
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SuzBrooklyn wrote a review 7 Aug
Yamba, Australia2 contributions
John was super knowledgeable & am amazing host. When first enquiring, I spoke to his wife Maggie, she was equally as lovely & super helpful! Cannot recommend enough. If you’re trying to cut costs & think you might do better spending less- don’t.. these guys are great! They go the extra mile.. tailor to your needs and are just super sociable, attentive & lovely. I really really hope to see John again. Great Trip! It’s not just a wine tour. I’d you’re interested, John will Go out of his way to tell you the history of the Area! He’ll also drive you around to various landmarks & really seems to love what he does! Cannot recommend enough. Thanks so much John & Maggie. I hope we cross paths again xx
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Response from Johnboy12321, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd
Responded 1 week ago
Hi SuzBro.. Thank you for your fantastic review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your tour Wine, Beer, Cider and Gin tour with us. This is a new version of our Wine tour family and is a huge hit.. Thank you again for your taking the time from your holiday to review. Safe travels.. John (and Maggie).
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Dave wrote a review Jul 2022
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
John, our tour guide was awesome, not only did he guide us through the day informing us about each venue we visited, he also took the time to give us a history lesson on Napier as a city and also a very informed tour of the city with its architecture. What was a basic package to visit a few wineries became a real experience for us all. Highly recommend.
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Response from Johnboy12321, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Curiosit:..Thank you for a great review. Yes, we take great delight in ensuring that our visitors have a complete tour. If you are unaware of the local history, we will ensure you leave with an understanding of our very unique history also. Thanks again. - John
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Katy P wrote a review May 2022
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We had a fabulous afternoon with John, highly recommended. Very knowledgeable. Goes above and beyond.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from Johnboy12321, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd
Responded 23 May 2022
Hi A3539: Thank you for your fantastic review. It is great to receive these reviews. I am glad you had a great afternoon. See you again sometime.. ? - John
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Patrice T wrote a review May 2022
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our group of x25 Kaumatua had a lovely time with John and maggie. John and maggie were friendly, hospitable, informative and engaging, great sense of humour and an overall great time. We would highly recommend their services to others who may wish to enjoy a similar experience. We did a bus ride around the beautiful sites of Napier followed by a wine tasting at the Mission Estate...... Then we had a high tea at John and Mggies beautiful residence. We had an absolute blast!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from Johnboy12321, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd
Responded 23 May 2022
Hi Patricet: Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. This is much appreciated. I look forward to another outing in the future. Thanks again for your company. - John
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Phoebe Milne wrote a review Apr 2022
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Cannot thank John enough for organising such an enjoyable wine tour for our group. We had a beautiful day for it and John ensured that we made the most of it. I have had multiple comments from my friends all saying how worthwhile the experience was and how much they enjoyed not only the venues, but also John's company and listening to his commentary. I will be recommending to friends and family.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from Johnboy12321, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd
Responded 11 Apr 2022
Hi Phoebe, thank you for taking the time to place a fantastic review. I am so pleased you are all talking about it, I did have a few come to me also during and at the end of the tour to say how much they were enjoying the tour. Your review is mush appreciated.
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